French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

Korean bullion coin Zi: Sin Rattus joins Chiwoo Cheonwang in the transition to three dimensional silver statue

By |2021-04-30T15:29:09+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Miniatures, Silver, Coins Today KR|

Korean bullion coin Zi: Sin Rattus joins Chiwoo Cheonwang in the transition to three dimensional silver statue Over the last few years, Korean culture has increased its presence in the bullion coin market from almost zero, to one of the more eagerly awaited releases in the calendar. Amongst several ranges now emanating from Korea, the flagship product [...]

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series

By |2021-04-30T10:40:42+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series We're pretty sure than when Hercules was given his next task, he didn't think it would involve moving mountains of cow crap. Such is the life of the demi-god, we guess. A stable filled with 3,000 immortal cattle that [...]

Can’t cook a cake, but can build a nation! Royal Mint celebrates 1150 years since Alfred crowned King

By |2021-04-22T17:15:46+01:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: History, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Can't cook a cake, but can build a nation! Royal Mint celebrates 1150 years since Alfred crowned King King Alfred the Great, the only English king to get that suffix (although not until the 16th century), is one of the most well known and well regarded of the English monarchs. Reigning from 871 to 899 in [...]

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza

By |2021-04-19T10:56:02+01:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have been cause for conjecture and wonderment for hundreds, in some cases thousands of years. Structures that have long since crumbled to dust are still part of popular discourse today, so its no [...]

VOYAGERS THIRST FOR DISCOVERY: TIME FLIES BLACK PROOF (2021 Numiscollect)

By |2021-04-17T14:19:06+01:00April 17th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Last November, Numiscollect debuted a new series called 'Thirst for Discovery' that contrasts the early explorers with what will ultimately come from their discoveries. It was a really nice design, depicting Christopher Columbus making landfall in the New World back in the 15th century on the reverse face, with the obverse showcasing what a future [...]

Numiscollect’s ‘Archaeology & Symbolism’ series continues with the Aztec artifact telling the story of Coyolxāuhqui

By |2021-04-15T17:17:06+01:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's 'Archaeology & Symbolism' series continues with the Aztec artifact telling the story of Coyolxāuhqui There's been a renewed interest in numismatic circles for the striking art and archaeology of the old Aztec civilisation of Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire wasn't actually that long-lived in the grand scheme of things, existing from circa 1345 to 1521, when [...]

Germania Mint and the Bank of Malta join forces for their new Knights of the Past silver bullion series

By |2021-04-14T16:14:46+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Gilded, Silver, Central Bank of Malta, Germania Mint, Malta|

Germania Mint and the Bank of Malta join forces for their new Knights of the Past silver bullion series We're admirers of what the Germania Mint has achieved over the last few years. They've built a cohesive coin range, running from bullion coins, to some beautiful numismatics, all themed around the semi-historical region of 'Germania'. They [...]

Russia celebrates Yuri Gagarin’s landmark first manned flight into space on its 60th anniversary with a 5oz coin pair

By |2021-04-06T11:35:29+01:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Science, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates Yuri Gagarin's landmark first manned flight into space on its 60th anniversary with a 5oz coin pair Mint XXI issued a superb celebration of Yuri Gagarin's first manned flight into space last year that greatly impressed us. It was a design centred on a realistic portrayal of the man and the machine, Vostok-1. This [...]

The legend of King Arthur comes to life with the first two in the Czech Mints four-coin proof silver set

By |2021-04-01T19:05:48+01:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The legend of King Arthur comes to life with the first two in the Czech Mints four-coin proof silver set One of the most potent stories in British history, the story of King Arthur and his sword Excalibur has permeated popular culture to this day. Unlikely to have any more than the most tenuous of links to [...]

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